Low Hot Water Pressure
Hello folks. I've got an issue with my hot water pressure. About a month ago, the hot water pressure suddenly became pretty bad. It runs at about ¼ the pressure of the cold water. And with each additional facets that is turned on, it gets worse and worse.
Here's the weird thing – In the master bathroom, I have two facets within close proximity of each other. If I turn one faucet to hot-only, it runs very slowly, but if I turn the other facet to cold-only, the hot-only facet starts running at full blast – and the water is very hot. There seems to be some odd pressure issue. I just can't fathom why turning on the cold water on an adjacent facet makes hot water in the other facet run faster.
Here's what I've done thus far:
1.Drained tank by connecting water hose to drain valve at the bottom of the tank, while leaving the cold water inlet on. Pressure seemed pretty good – much better than at the sink. Didn't get any sludge at all.
2.Tried to drain tank by connecting water hose to drain valve at the bottom of the tank, while turning off the cold water inlet. I actually turned of the water to the house. The water barely dripped out of the drain valve. I turned on a hot water facet to try and get some pressure, but still just got drips. I heard a bunch of gurgling.
Thanks - John